To: the potential viewers of STONEWALL

BOYCOTT 2015 "STONEWALL" MOVIE

BOYCOTT 2015 "STONEWALL" MOVIE

To all considering watching the newest whitewashed version of queer history,
It is time that black and brown transwomyn and drag queens are recognized for their efforts in the riots throughout the nation. From the preview alone, we know that will not be happening . Majority of characters casted are white actors, cis men play the role of transwomyn, and folks who began the riots do not seem to be credited with such revolutionary acts.
WE ARE CALLING A BOYCOTT OF STONEWALL. Do not throw money at the capitalistic industry that fails to recognize true s/heros. Do not support a film that erases our history. Do not watch Stonewall.

Tell your own history! Use social media to recall what you know to be true of Stonewall. Film your own short films. Make videos, write poems, sing songs. CONTINUE TO TEACH TRUE HISTORY.

Why is this important?

OUR HISTORY WILL NOT BE WHITE/CIS-WASHED.

History classes throughout our nation have built a reputation of instructing young generations that white, straight, cis folks are the saviors and founders of this land. Wrong. We were taught that light-skinned people are the goal; the goal to assimilate to. Wrong. We were also rarely taught about queer history, but when we were, it probably revolved around white cis gay men. Wrong.

This film is no different that the history classes that are serving a disservice to every potential viewer. From the previews alone, queer folks have gathered that the centralized character is a white cis gay man. (WHY?) From the previews alone, queer folks have gathered that not many people of color are even in the film. (WHY?) To make this short, we have also gathered that white folks are being credited in throwing the brick, starting the riots, starting the "gay liberation front" and also capturing the heart of a light-skinned transwoman. (Of course we all fall in love with the white saviors. WRONG.)

How it will be delivered

This is a constant effort to have our voices heard!

Use all social media forms (FB, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, etc) to spread our message!
#BoycottStonewallMovie #NotOurStonewall

If you have questions regarding our next steps, please contact:
Juniperangelica Cordova, transwoman of color

TOGETHER, we will win!


Reasons for signing

  • This campaign has gone on for over a year... The goal is almost reached!
  • As a trans-survivor of the 60's through today and one who lived in NYC before and after this time it is insulting to have white male and female homosexuals take credit for and receive the lion-share of and opportunity related to this struggle for liberty, freedom, equality and safety without constant discrimination. I am even more dismayed that the trans-woman at the Whitehouse did not point this out
  • If this history is going to be taught (and it should be taught more) then it needs to be done correctly.

Updates

2015-08-08 22:52:31 -0700

20,000 and still strong! "We have nothing to lose but our chains!" -Assata Shakur

2015-08-08 22:30:25 -0700

20,000 signatures reached

2015-08-07 23:57:50 -0700

17,000 signatures standing together, against the whitewashing and ciswashing of our history!

Join our action event on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/880449875342297/

2015-08-06 14:27:03 -0700

WE ARE OVER 10,000 and GETTING TO 11K! Y'all are so powerful, together we will win.

2015-08-06 13:01:39 -0700

10,000 signatures reached

2015-08-05 22:24:55 -0700

5,000 signatures reached

2015-08-05 13:46:15 -0700

1000+ PEOPLE SAYING, WE WILL NOT BE ERASED!

2015-08-05 13:40:37 -0700

1,000 signatures reached

2015-08-05 12:35:54 -0700

500 signatures reached

2015-08-05 11:50:04 -0700

200+ SIGNATURES IN LESS THAN AN HOUR. KEEP THIS GOING, WE WILL NOT HAVE OUR HISTORY ERASED (AGAIN).

2015-08-05 11:28:45 -0700

100 signatures reached

2015-08-05 11:16:14 -0700

50 signatures reached

2015-08-05 11:07:22 -0700

25 signatures reached

2015-08-05 10:57:17 -0700

10 signatures reached